Bigger Govt effort needed to tackle high motor insurance costs – McConalogue

first_imgDeputy Charlie McConalogue says the Government needs to work harder to implement all of the recommendations of the Cost of Insurance Working Group Report.Today marks the first anniversary of the report’s publication, and while some of the recommendations have been applied, many are still outstanding.Deputy McConalogue said his party has been to the fore of exposing rip-off insurance culture and it was on foot of their Private Members Motion on the spiralling cost of motor insurance that the Working Group was set up. He said “I welcomed the publication of its report last year, but warned that the recommendations had to be implemented in full in order to deliver for motorists.“I am concerned that a year after the publication, there are a number of key recommendations that are still outstanding – issues like award levels, insurance fraud and transparency around industry data.“Despite CSO data revealing that aggregate premiums have fallen in recent months, I am still being contacted by people – mainly younger drivers or motorists with older cars – who are continuing to see their premiums increase.“This is a serious problem in a rural county like Donegal, which covers a huge geographic area and has a very limited public transport service. People here rely on their cars to get around and are being penalised by high premiums because of a lack of will from this Government to effectively tackle the problem.” The Inishowen TD said the high cost of motor insurance is no doubt linked to the substantial number of claims that are settled out of court and outside of the Injuries Board process, and by the failure of the Government to deal with the collapse of Setanta Insurance.“This is an issue that affects thousands of people in Donegal, and across the country and we will be continuing to press it with the Government to ensure that it does not fall off the political agenda”.Bigger Govt effort needed to tackle high motor insurance costs – McConalogue was last modified: January 11th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CostsdonegalMotor Insurancelast_img read more

Announcing the 2017 Dance Your PhD contest

first_img Country * Afghanistan Aland Islands Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia, Plurinational State of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Bouvet Island Brazil British Indian Ocean Territory Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Colombia Comoros Congo Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Cote d’Ivoire Croatia Cuba Curaçao Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia French Southern Territories Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guatemala Guernsey Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Heard Island and McDonald Islands Holy See (Vatican City State) Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran, Islamic Republic of Iraq Ireland Isle of Man Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jersey Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Republic of Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macao Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Moldova, Republic of Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norfolk Island Norway Oman Pakistan Palestine Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Pitcairn Poland Portugal Qatar Reunion Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Martin (French part) Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Sint Maarten (Dutch part) Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Svalbard and Jan Mayen Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania, United Republic of Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tokelau Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Vietnam Virgin Islands, British Wallis and Futuna Western Sahara Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe Email Do you wish that more people understood your Ph.D. project? It doesn’t matter if you’re doing that research right now, or you did it years ago: It doesn’t get any easier to explain—unless you dance it out.That’s right. It’s the annual Dance Your Ph.D. contest, sponsored by Science and AAAS. And this year marks our 10th anniversary of challenging scientists around the world to turn their esoteric Ph.D. research into dance videos that delight and inform the public.Any style of dance is welcome as long as you, the Ph.D. researcher, are part of the dance. The final product should be not only fun to watch, but helpful for others to gain an understanding of your scientific research. If you can pull that off, you can win a portion of the $2500 cash prize. Announcing the 2017 ‘Dance Your Ph.D.’ contest! Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Countrycenter_img Click to view the privacy policy. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) By John BohannonMay. 24, 2017 , 2:00 PM The deadline for submissions is 29 September. To enter the contest, and to see examples of past winners for inspiration, visit the contest homepage.last_img read more